should be weather wise is still largely fine shop attention is increasing on the queensland coast and certainly rain seems likely in tasmania as a spin to that you'll see and possibly in melbourne looks drive most of the places still twenty one in perth much the same come friday so fine knows what was it was would be it in short there's an improvement in the weather in northern new zealand all clint was really quite stormy you see the cloud is still there but he's on its way out slowly but a mass coming to south island so cross church very limited to twelve right on the west coast but the sun's out in oakland seventeen degrees here it's a little bit more light to be bright rolls and sunny i think come friday but this is an improvement in things the tensioning tells hasa story half the story if the sun is out doesn't offer you good doesn't it.
zero. hello i'm barbara sarah this is the news hour live from london thank you for joining us coming up in the next sixty minutes president trump telling it in a tweet to get ready because missiles are coming to syria this is the world health organization says five hundred people treated in duma have symptoms at which point to the use of toxic chemicals algeria announces three days of mourning after a military plane crashes into a field killing all two hundred fifty seven people on board and celebrations on the streets of baku is azerbaijan's a lovely have races towards a landslide win in the presidential election. i'm joining
in doha we had a sport first second night in a row there's high drama in the champions league but this time spanish side real madrid booked their place in the semifinals over its least eventis. we begin this hour with syria's war russia has hit back at the united states saying it's smart missiles should be aimed at terrorists not at the syrian government and that comes after u.s. president donald trump warned of a missile strike on syria following a suspected chemical attack in duma our white house correspondent kimberly how kate has more. this is how the united states responded to last year's nerve agent gas attack in qana by attacking a syrian air base with tomahawk missiles and it's how the u.s. may act again little truck display of the syrian government for
a recent suspected chemical attack outside. damascus with their troops on the ground in syria he's also accusing russia of complicity for supporting president bashar al assad in a series of tweets on wednesday morning president donald trump warned missiles will be coming and taunted get ready russia because they will be coming nice and new and smart russia has proven themselves to be responsible in part for this they guaranteed that the use of chemical weapons by syria would not happen again they failed at that russia shot back in the war of words with trump it says there's no proof a chemical attack occurred on facebook the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman posted a smart missile should fly towards terrorists and not towards the lawful government which has been fighting international terrorism for years it will be met and it will be met forcefully for days trump has been meeting with top military leaders
and advisors. clued in on wednesday with defense secretary general james mattis we're still assessing the intelligence ourselves and our allies are still working on this. there are also reports a u.s. navy carrier task force led by the u.s.s. harry truman is sailing towards the region terms also been conferring with world leaders like french president bakr all and british prime minister theresa may. it's an astonishing and confusing wrapping up of rhetoric for a president who said just a week ago that he wants to get out of syria what is clear is it appears the united states is determined to hold those responsible for the suspected attack accountable can really help get al-jazeera at the white house well the world health organization says more than five hundred people treated in duma have symptoms which
suggests the use of toxic chemicals. they include difficulty breathing and destruction to the central nervous system the u.n. health agency says this is based on reports from its partners in do that it's the man being immediate unhindered access to provide care for the victims well i was there as alan fischer has been following events in washington and joins us now and allan we understand more meetings are going on in washington d.c. what more can you tell us about them well of course you've heard that donald trump has been speaking to present mccraw and prime minister me there have been a number of conversations over the last forty eight hours between the three also security advisers to donald trump of the meeting in the white house in the last few hours that committee was chaired by mike pence the vice president general dunford who's chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and james mattis who is the defense secretary they were there as well they're obviously looking at all options as we've
heard from the press briefing as far as the white house concerned all options remain on the table she was asked specifically to does that mean that diplomatic options are still on the table and she said yes she was asked about back channels which is a bit of an odd question because of the back channels are meant to be secret and therefore you never talk about secret back channels between the u.s. and russia and she said all options are on the table it is the mantra that has been repeated again and again and again from the white house press office put to him that everything is up for discussion and every option is being considered stage and alan i guess another inconsistency that came out of that news briefing was that here is president trump was always talked against sort of telegraphing is intentions and here he is effectively giving advance warning via twitter at something that was picked up at that news conference held at the white house i mean ultimately how damaging do people in the u.s. think that that might be if an attack doesn't go ahead. well i don't
think is damaging in itself but people will point again to donald trump's inconsistency throat all of this when he was candid that trump warned the barack obama about attacking syria saying nothing good for america will come out of this and of course we know it's a year since he launched his own attack in syria he then says on twitter to russia that missiles are coming in the next forty eight hours this was a man who throughout the campaign and also in the white house said you never telegraph what you're going to do to your enemies or to your opponents you make sure that they're always guessing that gives you an advantage and here is essentially said in the next forty eight hours the missiles will be coming and then his press secretary goes out and says all options are on the table including the possibility of some sort of diplomatic discussions as well it just makes donald trump not entirely consistent and that is never a good thing not something that tends to alienate his base they tend to talk about
this is being donald trump being donald trump but certainly it leads to many people say what is america going to do next and if you listen to the president rather than the press secretary it certainly looks like there is an attack coming helen fisher with the latest from washington d.c. allan thank you and another thing that came out of that news conference by the white house was that effectively the president holds both syria and russia responsible for that alleged chemical attack in a do less al-jazeera story chalons has more reaction now to those comments and everything else from moscow. well the russian response to escalating tensions around syria is to say don't do anything that would destabilize the country any further dollar trumps tweets seems to be a direct response to something that the russian ambassador to lebanon said recently in an interview to a hezbollah controlled t.v. channel which was essentially vats if there was a u.s.
military strike against syria in any form then russian air defense systems would shoot us missiles out of the sky and hit back against the launch sites of those missiles now he seems to be slightly misquoting something that the russian chief of general staff general gerasim off said about a month ago which was that if russian personnel russian infrastructure was threatened by u.s. strikes in syria then there would be such a response so we don't quite know whether this misquoting was intentional or not but the russian general response to all this has been not really to take donald trump's bait the foreign ministry says that any u.s. missile should be targeted at the terrorists in syria not as the foreign ministry puts it the legitimate governments as sides governments and the kremlin has said rather dismissively that russia does not deal in twitter diplomacy that they are
more serious their approaches. touch of the pomus e indeed well as the war of words continues between the u.s. and russia turkey's prime minister being ali says the u.s. and russia are acting like street fighting bullies. period there at that are they threatening each other by tweeting do you expect the world to remain a spectator to your mutual exchange of words the disappearance of millions of people in the future of the region more missiles better know my messiah was better launch it if you launch it this will happen it's a street fight the fighting like street bullies but who's paying the price for it civilians this isn't the time for competition it's time to heal the wounds of the region. well we're joined in the studio now by summary of puri lecturer in terrorism and security studies at king's college london surveying you so much for joining us here on there as obviously on twitter and on the war of words of the
scene that the u.s. and russia kind of squaring off against one another what do you think the real risks are in the case of an imminent as donald trump says attack on syria by the u.s. that actually russia would also get involved i mean the risk is the most acute it has ever been rush or intervened in syrian september twenty fifteen and since then we've seen the possibility of this happening this is the greatest possibility that there has been trumpets of course put the u.s. on a path from which it cannot step away from now there has to be u.s. military action strangely the delay between his utterance of this on twitter and the actuality of whenever the stars happen next twenty four forty eight hours that may give the russian armed forces enough time to separate themselves from the likely targets of syria the syrian armed forces are about to see hits by the americans because there has been a hit a u.s. strike against the syrian government before last year just over a similar attack and that didn't escalate what do you think is the friend in the
current situation which as you say makes this the riskiest time that we've ever seen yeah this was one year ago to the month it was in twenty seven scenes all trumpet barely been president for a handful of months but what makes this particular moment far more precarious is the success and success of declining of really. with russia the attempted murder the nerve gas attack in salzburg has of course ignite seeds criticism against russia principally from the u.k. but of course also the americans providing rhetorical support there as well all of this means that everybody is poison a little bit of sort of the end of edge of a razor blades and of course with putin and trump we've got highly nationalistic leaders both in charge of these countries that are trying to call each other's bluff and they have been over syria for some time this really is the moment when we see whether there is a possibility of limiting escalation given how fragile the situation is i mean you mentioned a kind of leader is that they are and what i find interesting especially at al-jazeera we really cover the minutiae of the war in syria day in day out is that
there have been what three hundred fifty thousand deaths in total roughly since the war started don't get me wrong the pictures we're getting out of duma are horrific but it seems strange that there's a red line over a chemical attack when actually a lot of the western non-western countries kind of turn the other way when we see all the other pictures of that's coming out of syria yet this is a high stakes geopolitical game in which the people of syria the loses the loses every single time because of the horrible pictures and you're quite right what is the distinction between the suffering from a chemical or the desk through conventional munitions that still suffering after all but something that's characterized international western responses to this conflict for years now has been attempting to limit the use of non conventional weapons of chemical weapons even in twenty thirteen the famous red line drawn by obama the vote here in london in the parliament in september twenty third scene in which david cameron was defeated the issue was always use of chemical weapons that was a line that the west found it convenient and important draw but i grew the i think
it is strange but of course it also conveys the fact the west has not been in this conflict involved any way any way shape or form either we are seeing france and potentially the u.k. sort of you know siding with the u.s. and potentially being partially involved but ultimately. any other players key in this situation other than the u.s. russia and syria obviously ever since ninety ninety one persian gulf war you know over two decades ago we've seen the u.s. as the lead actor in these sorts of actions against rogue tyrant regimes and the legitimacy of the supporting western countries militarily of course the gesture is important it's not a deal breaker what really matters is what the u.s. tells we'll see how it develops in the coming hours and days for the moment some of poorly lecturing terrorism and security studies at king's college here in london thank you for sharing your views with us. well coming up on the al-jazeera news hour a journey from conflict but for some to more uncertainty in uganda tracking the route
of families who have fled fighting in the democratic republic of congo police in indonesia a crackdown on illegal alcohol after it kills more than one hundred people in just one week and he was suspended for an ethical behavior but now former president sepp blatter says fifi is moving in the wrong direction that's coming up with joe in sport. it's goodwill geria now with three days of mourning have been announced after a military plane crashed near algiers killing everyone on board most were military personnel of the the dead also include members of an independence group and thousands of refugees around a home past more. two hundred fifty seven people were on board the military aircraft it went down shortly after takeoff crashing near a military airport south of l.g.
is the defense ministry says that many of the passengers was soldiers some of them accompanied by their families a number of people survived this family was among those being treated hurt when the plane crashed into a field close to where he was working. i could see that as soon as the plane took off it started falling the plane flew over my head and came really close the wing clipped me as i was jumping to get out of the way and then it burst into flames i've survived by the grace of god the military aircraft was on its way to the algerian region of bash it stopping often to do if it's a region on the border with the disputed territory of waste in sahara thousands of whiston sahara and have sought refuge there the policy area front a group that's been fighting for the independence of western sahara sit in a statement that thirty of the passengers will whiston so hiren's heading back after getting medical treatment and now g. is the aircraft was
a soviet designed to military transport plane the crash is likely the worst in algeria is aviation history made in the hond al-jazeera. saudi arabia has intercepted a who the ballistic missile fired from yemen over the capital riyadh the who these a say they were targeting that the fence ministry in riyadh there are no reports of damage meanwhile saudi air defenses also say that shot down two on manned the yemeni drones in southern saudi arabia one of the drones was targeting the international airport the second was in g.'s on province who the rebels the said they were targeting saudi arabia's oil facilities just in broke is a research fellow of air power and technology here in london he says such activity from the who these is to reinforce their strong presence and the manpower in the region. i think the timing is potentially more about keeping up a steady drumbeat of missile attacks to show you send
a message to saudi arabia but also to other actors who are watching in the region and beyond that the threat isn't going away that the heat is on not being militarily defeated and probably hoping to send the sort of message that a wait and starve them out approach isn't working so perhaps the time history time is come for something else i believe from the perspective maybe dialogue. i'm not sure that's going to work but it's certainly an interesting factor that the hippies have kept up this regular drumbeat of strikes rather than trying to concentrate all their available assets for one kind of big action. conflict and instability in them a classic republic of congo has calls the new exodus of displaced people doctors without borders says more than fifty seven thousand people have fled fighting in it to every province heading to neighboring uganda in the last four months uganda is already home to more than a quarter of a million congolese refugees that's according to the un refugee agency that's more than a third of the total exodus from the r.c. to neighboring countries as the major that more than three quarters of
a million people well just there as malcolm webb is doing the journey of the refugees in reverse he's traveled from uganda's capital kampala to the chin while the refugee camp where most of them are resettled he then crossed the lake albert by boat ending his journey at the semi on the congolese side from where refugees are fleeing the fighting. i'm now standing in the democratic republic of congo and it's up in these hills where since the beginning of this the militia are of minas kings villages setting hearts on fire and killing people with machetes that's why senza thousands of fled many of them in camps like this which are very basic conditions are good just plastic sheeting stretched over sticks but lucky people those that can afford the sea have been coming down here to lake albert getting in rickety wooden boats and crossing to neighboring uganda they're picked up by the un refugee agency in uganda government officials taken to a refugee camp with
a couple of hours drive inside uganda we went there and we spoke to some of the new arrivals let's take a look at that story. all these people ran for their lives. and now patients runs to him they're waiting for buses to take them to a place to make new homes in this refugee camp in uganda. rita elisa stories typical a few days ago a militia attacked her village in congo he killed her neighbors with machetes she fled with her five children she's pregnant with her sick daughter and we saw the fighting had started then they started burning houses with people inside so we went into the forest and hid for three days then we decided to run and we came to uganda . militias from the lendu ethnic group been attacking villages in breeches province called it to re since january the u.n.
says that's cost more than seventy thousand to flee here you can and many more displaced back at home people have lost their family members and women are subjected to sexual and gender based violence before and during flight so they came very traumatized very tired and some needed very rapid and they needed medical attention so. some people described the violence as ethnic rita so it's not she says the attackers killed anyone and everyone she said i think lendu herself the same as them some people here say they don't know why they've been forced from their homes now other suspect congo's government is behind it trying to stay in power by further postponing the long overdue presidential election the government denies it regardless people keep arriving here in uganda the u.n. says it needs more resources donors threatened to cut funds for refugees in uganda
when government officials were implicated in a corruption scandal earlier this year but new arrivals still need help at the moment a lot of the refugee settlement is a vast expanse of bush people are given plots reith's is being given her here. you've got some plastic sheets. simple for. now she asked to build a shelter that's what she'll be living in for the weeks ahead and use the tools to start selling the land and growing some food and now it's starting to rain rita lost her husband when she fled she and her children now have to wait for somebody to help them put up shelter it might be safer here for their struggles over malcolm webb al-jazeera chiang wali refugee camp you can. well some of the political prisoners released on the order of sudan's president have been welcomed home by their families omar al bashir ordered the immediate
release of all political prisoners on tuesday as part of national dialogue efforts security forces arrested hundreds of opposition leaders and protesters in january in an attempt to curb anti-government demonstrations. well demonstrators in the central african republic have laid some of the bodies of those killed in recent violence outside the u.n. mission building in the capital bangui at least twenty one people were killed during a un operation in a mainly muslim neighborhood mohamed atta reports. once again the people of central african republic a witness in renewed violence at the headquarters of the u.n. peacekeeping mission in the capital bangui hundreds of hundred demonstrators laid out the bodies of what list sixteen people they say they were killed in violence between armed groups and u.n. peacekeepers in the p.k. five neighborhood a muslim district in the majority christian city. the population if i.
didn't know what's going on. in they knew that the they're going to force but they are working everyone so people react to it and they start fighting back. and. that night from two am up to eight am in the morning. local security forces along with peacekeepers launched an operation in the area on sunday to disarm and dismantle the basis of militias they accuse of extortion and of toxins goodmans until now the u.n. mission has been unwilling to provoke a fight over disarming the fighters it argues that given the few resources and troops utah's it's challenging to maintain security a common occurrence of peacekeeping in the modern age. central african republic has been struggling to return to stability since two thousand and thirteen when the mainly muslim select groups pushed out president francois. provoking with telia to
the killings by the largely christian militias known as until. self-styled defense groups that sprung up in p.k. fire claim to protect the muslim brotherhood and that it's how about a simple as a box full of religions the warlords who run these militias also fighting for power and wealth. been killed since the conflict started when hundreds of thousands people have been displaced into comps in and outside the country now with renewed violence there's little hope of them returning home soon mohammed atta while jazeera. a palestinian who says he was a man shot by an israeli sniper in a video that emerged this week says he was not posing a security threat from abu bakar was hit in gaza and the sender which is when the video was filmed it shows israeli soldiers celebration the shooting herefore set spoke to him in gaza. it's. dark it is nearly four months into an eighteen month
recovery from the moment he was shot by an israeli sniper shot so he says he is the unarmed man in this video shot last december apparently through the sights of another soldier's rifle. as he falls the soldiers cheer in celebration. clearly over here. a short drive from his home in northern gaza is the area near the separation fence where the shooting happened israeli military says it has the right to enforce a one hundred metre buffer zone on the gaza side a right unsupported in international law it says the man targeted was the suspected leader of what it calls a two hour violent riot involving stone throwing and attempts to sabotage the fence . remembers it differently and. some young people near the border were
lying on the ground they couldn't get out so i came to protect them and asked them to go back to. me. and image shot from the palestinian side appears to show a darker in red near the fence gaza's health ministry says one person was injured by israeli fire on the day in question the twenty second of december because hospital record shows treatment for a gunshot wound on the same day he insists he was in no way a legitimate target store we had tickets for several hundred other out of the give you an acceptance how am i a danger to the israelis we were on our land we didn't cross i was in the buffer zone i had no weapons in my hands i had nothing. what makes them arab or dockers case singular is of course the way it was captured and the celebrations that followed but it's not an isolated incident by any stretch just over the last couple of weeks hundreds of palestinians have been shot and injured here in gaza by israeli fire. to. the so-called great march of return protests began on the
thirtieth of march the health ministry says israeli forces have killed thirty demonstrators and injured sixteen hundred with live fire many like shot in the lower leg often with devastating consequences israeli military is promising disciplinary action against the soldiers who shot the video but who celebrations it says did not suit the degree of restraint expected there will be no action against the soldier who pulled the trigger israel has made it clear that targeting unarmed protesters who approach the fence remains official policy ahead of the next round of protests on friday powerful set gaza some to come on the al-jazeera news serbian nationalist. proud of his war crimes as he sentenced to ten years in jail. we didn't take a broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake. pledge to use there is a congressional hearing into the cambridge. continues and it's fourth time lucky
for this after the commonwealth games with joe coming up in sport. now springtime in the french riviera should be beautiful it stops at the moment it's more like winter that wraps of clouds you can see this being over spain brought thunderstorms cold rain even snow to central spain southern france the high ground at least it's nothing like it should be the temperature in madrid is about eleven degrees at best now it's obviously much the most other places in fact the real warms still exists in eastern europe twenty six in book rest twenty one in vienna say much better off they say on the coast of the black sea reed in the north sea than you would have the french for here at the moment and it's not just at the
moment either i think you'll find a similar disappointment during thursday the rate is still there still not much better in madrid the sun should be more rain coming in for portugal and showers seem likely in the middle of france thirty's rather woman here still enjoying some shine to the east last probably won't as more rain on its way through germany be a few shares the south we think spring is sort of settled in here it's just having a hard job maintaining itself further west and of course some of that will spill out into morocco algeria once again we've had a fair amount of rain already in morocco it looks like thirty's ok brightish eighteen in robot but come friday and the rain well it's not a comeback. the simpleness you strip every game you will find in a climate of fear rhetoric is easily abused we will deploy to food lines in france to gates of new initiatives to combat gangs simply being used to target the young
come back here's a reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera u.s. president donald trump has warned russia that smart missiles will be fired at its ally syria trump is threatening a military response to a suspected chemical attack in dumont saturday but russia denies involvement at least two hundred fifty seven people have been killed when a military plane crashed in algeria that went down shortly after taking off from proof that he can port south of the capital of jeers and saudi arabia is intercepted of with people list the missile fired from yemen over the capital riyadh it also shot down to the. drones over the south of the country. azerbaijan's autocratic president. is set to win a fourth consecutive term in office by a landslide with two thirds of the ballots counted he said to have received eighty
six percent of the vote the election was boycotted by opposition parties who are angry that the election was moved forward from october and moved barker reports. he's laid azerbaijan since two thousand and three and now in trying to be president for another seven years. there were multiple candidates in the race but only ever one front runner politics in azerbaijan is a family affair believes wife was made first vice president last year. succeeded his father president in the early ninety's the former k.g.b. general club down hard on opponent while at the same time opening up the country's huge energy reserves to international companies. this one's crumbling post soviet republic is now one of the world's fastest growing economies balancing relations with azerbaijan's former soviet moscow russia and the west this country is one of
the main partner of the rypien union from the point of fuel energy security but at the same time this country. between russia and iran these folks in putin the smart foreign policy helps as a bridge on to to have good relations with only ber's i but the economic boom hasn't benefited all many people struggle on low incomes have made growing inequality. and this is what happens to antigovernment protesters. leading opposition parties boycotted the election accusing a vote rigging and nobody can speak out in the move. challenges the government and not face consequences and that means free will he says are either in prison or outside of his or by john where they keep quiet to many azerbaijan is a post savy a poster child an international player the host of major cultural and sporting
event but it is to this day the only former soviet republic to witness the rise of a ruling in a city as the nation gets richer one family the l.d.s. remain firmly in control of. the serbian nationalist politician or his live session has been centered in absentia to ten years in jail for committing crimes against known serbs during the balkan wars in the one nine hundred ninety s. shell was initially acquitted by a un court after he was diagnosed with cancer but that's now being partially overturned in the hague on appeal sunny he has more he had spent more than eleven years at the hague taking a belligerent stand at the tribunals investigating war crimes in the former yugoslavia it was is a man without remorse. the serbian ultranationalist was acquitted two years ago of
committing crimes against humanity but on wednesday a un court reversed that decision. finds mr socials criminal responsible and imposed a sentence of ten years in prison in absentia despite the court's verdict he remains unrepentant speaking from belgrade after the ruling told al-jazeera that he would do it all over again. we are certain you are preparing to be even more active in political life preparing to repeat all my war crimes and crimes against humanity . amid the bloodshed of the war shesh else extremis politics played a role in inflaming the persecution and violence against the former yugoslavia an attempt to fulfill his vision of a greatest serbia his original trial was beset with histrionics and delays and he was eventually granted a provisional release but being diagnosed with cancer could be no. show returned to
his home in belgrade his popularity boosted teamed up with political allies that shared his pro russian extreme nationalist use. to supporters turned out to dru's for his rallies. russia has described the latest ruling as illegal maybe little appetite to indulge his continued presence on serbia's political stage serbia is seeking membership of the e.u. a move he is basically opposed to sony vaio al-jazeera facebook c.e.o. mark zuckerberg is testifying at the u.s. congress for a second day about the massive breach of user's private data the thirty three year old billionaire apologized several times and promised to make meaningful reforms to protect data privacy facebook has been in the spotlight after the personal information of eighty seven million people was harvested by the political consultancy firm cambridge analytical it's clear now that we didn't do enough to
prevent these tools from being used for harm as well and that goes for fake news foreign interference in elections and hate speech as well as developers and data privacy we didn't take it broad enough view of our responsibility and that was a big mistake it was my mistake and i'm sorry i started facebook i run it and at the end of the day i'm responsible for what happens here. the speaker of the u.s. house of representatives paul ryan says he will not run for reelection his decision comes amid growing fears among republicans that president donald trump could lose control of the chamber in the midterms later this year tom ackerman reports now from washington. there's a speaker we can visit you guys just as the republican leader of the house of representatives paul ryan is second in the line of succession behind the vice
president to president donald trump ryans that his decision not to run again was driven by family considerations not on fear that the democrats might end republican control of the house when the midterm elections take place in six months time i really don't think a person's race for congress is going to hinge on whether paul ryan speak or not so i really don't think it affects it look if we do our jobs which we are we're going to be fine as a majority but ryan is one of forty three republicans choosing not to run for reelection democrats need to capture just twenty three seats to regain the house that's the same number of republican held districts which trumps democratic foe hillary clinton won in the two thousand and sixteen presidential election and we're already seeing that the g.o.p. is having a difficult time recruiting top flight candidates to actually run or used to do is look at what we saw in alabama and pennsylvania where they just haven't been able to attract the candidates who can put together both the political and fund raising
and for structure to compete against very seasoned savvy politicians with their chances of a takeover growing some democrats are already calling for impeaching trump in expectation that special prosecutor robert muller will provide them the ammunition to implicate him or members of his twenty six thousand campaign i don't care what the republicans say i say impeach but if if trump follows through on his reported threats to fire muller and his justice department superior so dislike the investigation that could further doom the republicans prospects so i think they should be allowed to do their jobs we have a rule of law in this country nuts a principle we all uphold i have no reason to believe that's going to happen i have assurances that's not because i've been talking to the white house about it so we'll see what happens at those assurances like many other. of the president's intentions may yet prove unreliable tom ackerman al jazeera washington. police in indonesia are trying to tackle the legal alcohol trade after more than one
hundred people died in one week from drinking bootleg liquor high taxes and a crackdown on illegal alcohol in muslim majority indonesia has created a black market among the poor stuck fast and reports from. people thought at first they were suffering from a bad hangover but doctors soon discovered it was much worse those who rushed to hospital just days after buying drinks at a food stall had organ failure and blurred vision more than one hundred people have died so far one of them was twenty two year old her research her man who had just started working as a motorbike taxi driver together with autumn and he drank liquor from a plastic bottle for around two u.s. dollars the cheapest and only drink upgradable he and two of his cousins died. this drink should not be sold if it was up to me i would kill the person who make
this that's how i feel right now if i would meet him he has taken my son's life police have started raiding food stalls and small shops where illegal drinks are being sold in a nice what a majority muslim population has restricted sales of alcohol it's also increased import taxes on liquor in the past few years but each year hundreds die after drinking bootleg booze including foreign tourists and this is what the victims have been drinking police are still trying to find out what exactly this made our investigators believe it contains a box of chemicals that the usual alcohol in this case it's probably mixed with energy drinks that give it its flavor. some other things have been found containing mosquito repellent we found this producer making illegal drawings in two thousand and fifteen makes an apple alcohol used to this in fact wounds with caffeine and a chemical coloring substance despite an increase in demand he has since stopped.
bollman types been discussing a bill to partially ban alcohol in indonesia but researchers have found that since alcohol sales have been restricted that due to bootleg drinks have doubled in there it's actually not necessary. to ban alcohol because consumption is one of the laws in the world the problem is those who want to go home they need alcohol that is safe so more urgent issue for the government always to make sure our recorded alcohol is suppressed and more recorded a whole should be made more on the go and more accessible lawmakers are still debating how far reaching the alcohol ban should be they hope that with a partial ban police will crack down harder on those who produce and distribute illegal drinks but religious and she say drinking cheap spirits has become
a habit and no way to escape the daily struggle to make a living they say clamping down on the black market will be difficult as long as there's a demand for affordable alcohol that fasten al-jazeera teacher lenka west java. man morris army has sentenced seven soldiers to ten years in prison each for their involvement in the killing of ten men during a military crackdown on rohingya muslims the military says the soldiers joined the police and buddhist villagers in carrying out the killings in rakhine state last september me and mars army has been accused of ethnic cleansing against the regime . meanwhile of course in myanmar has refused to drop a case against two reuters journalists accused of obtaining secret government papers on the crackdown. and chest so who were arrested in december while investigating the killings of those ten men they face a potential prison sentence of up to fourteen years.
i'm not happy at all the men who carried out the killings were only sentenced to ten years do you think that's fair. i would like to ask the government does the syncing of the murder is fitting with democratic standards we journalists just did our job in line with our rights of a free press in a democratic country and now we are facing a possible sentence of fourteen years and the murderer is only got ten. or meanwhile me on mars a social welfare relief and resettlement minister is on a three day visit to bangladesh with me at how i met three hinge refugees in cox's bazaar he's the country's first high ranking official to make the trip he told them that they could return home to record in state can vary chadri has more now on what's being done to improve the conditions of those still in the camps there. most of their own refuges are living in slope a hilltop like there's an area highly vulnerable to monsoon rains now according to
you and they'd say are over one hundred thousand refugees are in an area they're highly vulnerable and address their need to be displaced and move to a better place on safer ground so far they've been able to move forty thousand people there just isn't enough room and time to move the rest of them many of those . could be easily washed away with landslides and those in the bottom of the slope could be washed away by flood i spoke to one of the refugees who was working on his but there is no place for us to go we have to bear the monsoon season staying here we have no choice if the government or aid agencies help us. otherwise we are staying here aid agencies are doing their best to move some of the brown or boat people into safer ground a new location we need to move families who are most at risk in the mega can't say for what you see here is. working around the clock to make this land safe. so that we can move to safety one of the biggest threat the
refugees are going to face is water brawn and mosquito borne disease during the monsoon season also the communication process from their home to the relief center and the clinics are going to be jeopardized by bad road conditions during the monsoon season just about when the refugees were getting adjusted to their new camp life they're facing new challenges in coming months. still to come on this news hour from london. thank. you to celebrate the life of winning. and the nun who became a star during college basketball season turns her hand to baseball bat and all the sports coming up with show. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places together.
a memorial service has been held in south africa for the woman that many called the mother of the nation thousands attended the ceremony for winnie. where she lived and force against apartheid was there. was the south african celebrated we need these in a monday extra ordinary life the contribution she made to the conches the parisian struggle the forty thousand capacity orlando stadium in soweto was not as fool as expected but the thousands who turned up sat and dost or knowing how bravery than men you are in exile and others like her has spent the late mandela in prison those
who knew her best talked of her last days and she trusts a part forgiveness and it's one of those things that when ever she spoke about she would have cheered in have eyes but the cheers would look photo no face and she would say so to us i don't have just any ball because i searched the pain up to the threshold tears don't come out anymore oh my god there is debate about how she should be remembered she is accused of human rights abuses during apartheid then afterwards came a criminal conviction as well as allegations of fraud many south african say there has also been a lot of propaganda to tarnish bringing to the most important thing is to outsmart to those that are thinking they can destroy you because you've come in with the commitment to save for prostate few draw will be held here in soweto inside of
these areas usually secret and setting because so where was at the very heart of the struggle for the liberation of winnie mandela never left the council even atapattu the many people on the out relate to what we need to emulate right ever it seems perhaps you see action. and one needs to do exactly what you do they will mark the level we still want to live even. if. the government has declared ten days. morning now will culminate in her burial on saturday we knew mandela will finally be laid to rest at a memorial cemetery in johannesburg a woman who has inspired them with her courage and catching sight just as bad. now let's go over to joe and for the sport journal you starting with the champions league i got to admit i'm not
a football fan but it was pretty exciting it really was barbara yeah for second night in a row there's been high drama in the last state of the champion's league relegated went to the into the second leg of their quarter final against event is leading three nil but they found themselves at the receiving end of three goals from the italians at the bernabeu hour with the score locked at three three on aggregate it looked like it would go to extra time until captain a new venters legend jan luigi buffon gave away a contentious penalty and was then red carded cristiana rinaldo had no problems finding the net from the spot and it's ray allen who go through to the semi's for three on aggregate well from high drama to a lackluster game at the allianz arena by in munich carried their two one aggregate win into the semi's thanks to a goal a stroll with severe on wednesday so that brian realm attrit roma and liverpool into the last for the draw for the semifinals takes place on friday. barcelona
exited the tournament on tuesday after a sensational comeback from roma to reach the semi on the away goals will romans were in the mood for a party after that victory so much so that the club's president ended up taking a swim in one of the city's fountains that's a violation of local rules and he ended up in hot water. i want to thank the mayor for my well deserved fountain fine. four hundred fifty euros. certainly got caught up in the excitement izing was a great night for all of us in rome. but i also don't want to encourage other people to jump into fountains. except if they want to fix the fountain and i think it would be a great personal gesture to fix the fountain in front of the pantheon and so i'm going to donate two hundred in the two hundred thirty thousand euros to it was be
count down to the world cup in russia there's competition to secure the twenty twenty six tournament a joint bid from the usa canada and mexico is up against more rocco as the only candidates they'll find out in june who will get to host it but morocco has criticised football's governing body for moving the goalposts when it comes to selection a new five man fifa task force will hold technical inspections for both candidates and could disqualify them before they even get to the congress vote for mfi for president sepp blatter who was banned for on ethical conduct is concerned about the new rule then i see no. reason. to take you away from the congress it was simply decided on the condit is by posing a kind of. committee called task force to give them a search warrant to. even. be accompanied by not that's not
possible. three new commonwealth games records were set in the athletics stadium on australia's gold coast on wednesday former world champion among claymont show regained the four hundred metres title she won in delhi in twenty ten winning botswana's second medal of these games defending champion stefani and macpherson had to settle for the bronze behind fellow jamaican anastasia le roy this is much show's first global level since serving a two year doping ban after testing positive at the last commonwealth games in glasgow. and other records broken in the men's long jump south africa's move for men younger who won silver at the rio olympics in twenty sixteen let eight metres and forty one centimeters to take the gold. australia's catherine mitchell smashed the javelin record with her first throw in wednesday's final to secure a long awaited gold medal the thirty five year old was competing in a record equalling fourth commonwealth games and her previous best finish had been
fourth place. and i was more joy for the host nation in the men's high jump competition brandon stark who is the younger brother of australian cricketer mitchell starc won the gold australia now have a total of fifty seven gold medals yes a third of the cameroonian athletes competing at the commonwealth games on the gold coast have gone missing the three weightlifters and five boxes disappeared over the course of the last few days and team officials have conceded that there are unlikely to return it follows a similar situation at the london two thousand and twelve olympics when seven athletes from cameroon deserted the team and stayed in europe instead of returning home commonwealth games organizers of urge these athletes not to overstay their competition visas which expire next month. this is obviously a issue that. that team cameron is monitoring very very closely and until it becomes you know a real issue in terms of eyepieces and so forth we would obviously need to take
that very seriously but you know right now it is certainly something that's. you know the safety and welfare of those athletes from the from the team cameron perspective is being taken very seriously but we are obviously monitoring that situation with team cameron now here's a shot you don't see every day and it comes to us from the last sixteen at the brazilian basketball league south polar regional team. training in extra time against vasco da gama and their playoff game when shooting god did him a shot up pulled off a desperately intentionally missed a free throw to score the winner in fact it seemed the same me you've made against his team just three weeks earlier a shadow says he didn't train for it i'm cold it just pure instinct. and the nun who became famous during the recent n.c. double a college basketball championships has thrown out the first pitch before the
chicago cubs home opener sister jean has got herself something of an international following since handing out team talks and scouting reports to yale university players the ninety eight year old drew a big cheer for effort at wrigley field but she wasn't able to give them any divine inspiration the cubs lost to pittsburgh eight to five. and that is the biggest but for now back to barbara in london. thank you and that is it from me barbara sarah the news hour do stay with us joan going to be back in just a few minutes with more of the thanks for watching i hope you'll join us.
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